What Does Conscious Sedation Feel Like?

What does sedation feel like?

Sedation effects differ from person to person.

The most common feelings are drowsiness and relaxation.

Once the sedative takes effect, negative emotions, stress, or anxiety may also gradually disappear.

You may feel a tingling sensation throughout your body, especially in your arms, legs, hands, and feet.

How long does it take conscious sedation to wear off?

There will be a recovery period of 20 – 30 minutes before you are discharged into the care of your escort. The sedative effect of the drugs will gradually wear off during the course of the day. Most patients are well enough to return to their normal activities within 24 hours depending on the nature of their work.

Do you feel pain when sedated?

The short answer: No. You do not feel pain with sedation dentistry. Dentists use a combination of sedation and anesthetic to keep you relaxed and pain-free throughout your procedure.

Do you talk during conscious sedation?

Some patients may experience brief periods of sleep. Patients who receive conscious sedation are usually able to speak and respond to verbal cues throughout the procedure, communicating any discomfort they may experience to the provider. Conscious sedation does not last long, but it may make you drowsy.